Update all items in a large list/library using Microsoft Flow (no-code solution)

This is the part 3 of the 3 part series related to handling large lists with Microsoft Flow – a no-code solution. This post will demonstrate how you can iterate through a large list (or library) circumventing the list view threshold restrictions and update the items. Solution is simple: Get list items in chunks (of…

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How to download or view SharePoint Online Search Crawl Logs using Security & Compliance Center

About 2 years back I wrote this article on ‘How to View SharePoint Online Crawl Logs in Office 365’. Things change quickly in Office 365 for good reasons. If you don’t know it already, you will no longer be able to create new eDiscovery cases in SharePoint Online which essentially makes my article obsolete. Regarding…

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Using Microsoft Flow with Large Lists (3 part series)

Microsoft Flow and Large Lists – Part 1 Create Large Lists/Libraries using Microsoft Flow (no-code solution) Microsoft Flow and Large Lists – Part 2 Iterate and get all items from a Large List/Library using Microsoft Flow (no-code solution) Microsoft Flow and Large Lists – Part 3 Update all items in a large list/library using Microsoft…

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Create SharePoint Large Lists using Microsoft Flow (no-code solution)

This is the part 1 of the 3 part series related to handling large lists with Microsoft Flow – a no-code solution. This post will demonstrate how you can create large lists with test data. There could be many reasons to create a large list. In my case, I had to demonstrate how PowerApps can…

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Office 365 CDN – Preview vs General Availability

Office 365 CDN which provides a way to configure a SharePoint Document Library as a CDN is now Generally Available. The preview was released few months back and if customers already using it while in Preview must know that the PowerShell commands and the way this works has changed a lot in General Availability. With…

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SharePoint: Best practices for uploading more than 5000 items to a library/list (aka large lists)

Requirement: Store thousands of documents in SharePoint Online (or on-premises) document library without facing any threshold (5000 item limit) issues. This post is assuming that you either have a bulk of documents to be uploaded along with the metadata (in a CSV file) or expect the library to grow in thousands. So prepare for that….

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Office Dev PnP PowerShell and the clash with Get-SPOSite cmdlet

Office Dev PnP PowerShell library provide a number of useful commandlets that comes handy when administering SharePoint Online. As per the instructions on GitHub, you could easily install Office Dev PnP PowerShell cmdlets by running below PowerShell command: Install-Module SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline If this works without any issue then you are good and you can start using the…

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SharePoint Online incoming email alternatives

  Incoming email is one of the features that’s not available in SharePoint Online. Customer with on-premises SharePoint deployments have been using incoming email since a long time and hits this feature gap when migrating to SharePoint Online. A quick search online shows that there are a number of third party solutions filling this gap….

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Site Collection Administrators – SharePoint Online vs On-Premises

SharePoint Online                 Primary Site collection Admin                                 SPSite.Owner returns the Primary Site Collection Administrator. This is a single user property. Below is sample CSOM code: $owner = $site.Owner $Context.Load($owner) $Context.ExecuteQuery() Write-Host $owner.LoginName                 Site collection Admins In SPO, we are allowed to add multiple users as Site Collection Administrators. This can be done…

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